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Webaroo @ Barcamp Pune June 18, 2006

Posted by rajAT in barcamp, barcamppune, entrepreneur, india, internet, mobile, technology.
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webaroo.JPGWebaroo guys explained about their product. I have ranted about it earlier here.

Webaroo is a free software program and service that lets you search and browse real web pages without a connection. It lets you take the web with you. Webaroo stores searchable web content on your laptop, PDA or smart phone.Your content is updated every time you connect to the internet.

Well the idea of carrying a copy of internet on your laptop or pda is mind boggling. Yeah , yeah they don’t put the whole world wide web but the subset you are interested in.

I am not sure how much of a success will it be in developed societies where connectivity is not a problem. But yeah in India it does make sense.

They are trying to moentize by showing the contextual advertisements along with the content you are seeing through webaroo. Some debates have cropped up that how can you monetize by showing someones content and putting you own advertisements. Rahul from Webaroo gave the example that Google is doing the same. Hmm.

It is an interesting start. Lets see how things will go for them in future. All the best guys. 🙂

PS: Webaroo is started by IIT B alumni and is incubated at SINE – IIT Bombay.

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1. amit ranjan » First round of BarCamps in Indian tech centres are over ! - June 20, 2006

[…] The Pune edition of BarCamp happened last Saturday. And while it has not been covered extensively in the blogosphere, here are a bunch of posts, that capture some of the sessions rather well. […]

2. Priya Rajgopal - May 4, 2007

Hi Rajat,

Thanks for your well written review about Webaroo.

I work for Webaroo and would recommend you to check out the latest 1.3 version of Webaroo with its new added features and multiple languages.

Do visit the Webaroo site and share your feedback with us.

3. Viswanath Ramachandran - March 5, 2008

Hi, Webaroo has released a new version of our product – Webaroo 2. This version lets you download YouTube videos, Flickr photos and more… Check it out at http://my.webaroo.com

Vishy – VP, Engg – Webaroo.


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